A metamodel for heritage-based urban development – Enabling sustainable growth through urban cultural heritage

Auf der Grundlage des Ansatzes von Pierre Bourdieu zur „Theorie der Praxis“ werden in diesem Buch die Entwicklungspotenziale des immateriellen Kulturerbes – ausformuliert in der 2003er-Konvention – diskutiert und reflektiert. Die Konvention interpretiert immaterielles Erbe als Motor (‚driver‘) und Wegbereiter (‚enabler‘) für Entwicklung, dem wiederum Paradigmen von nachhaltiger Entwicklung und menschlicher Entwicklung zu Grunde liegen. more …

Save the Date: International Online Conference “50 Years Worls Heritage Convention” 21 an 22 June 2021

After the very successful think tanks in March, where we mainly identified conflicts, which threaten our World Heritage. We will reflect on the past of the World Heritage Convention, analysing its failures and recognizing its achievements. On the other hand, we will perceive the future. Thus, we want to continue to reflect on conflict avoiding and conflict solving strategies and elaborate them in the context of the Agenda 2030. more …

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development: The Valorisation of Heritage Practices

Based on Pierre Bourdieu’s ‘Theory of Practice’ this book reflects and discusses the developmental potentials of intangible cultural heritage as formulated in the 2003 Convention. The Convention interprets intangible cultural heritage as ‘driver’ and ‘enabler’ of development, implying paradigms of sustainable and human development.
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New Project: “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation”

On 16 November 2022, the World Heritage Convention celebrates its 50th anniversary. We will recognize the success, reflect critically the problems and look forward through think tanks, a conference and a publication during 2021 and 2022. More information and possibilities to contribute can be found on our website more …